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hevein


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A protein, found in the rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis, that has a lectin-like domain that will bind chitin and GlcNAc-containing oligosaccharides and confers antifungal activity. Hevein (Hev b 6.02) is a major allergen in natural rubber latex, as used in gloves.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.


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